Grateful Dead Live at Universal Amphitheatre on 1973-07-01
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
daud> Sony ec M22P mics >Sony 770 MR> R1> DAT> CDR; via M. Lai; note info file lists as 2 CDs but shn set is tracked for 3 CDs
- 2004-04-05 18:30:11
- aud> Sony ec M22P mics >Sony 770 MR> R1> DAT> CDR
- Universal City, CA
- Audience Recording
- Universal Amphitheatre
Subject: My 2nd birthday!
Subject: China Rider
Set 1 - Of course, Playin' is as magnificent as ever, but check tunes like Brown-Eyed Women - workhorse, nothing overtly *special* about it, and yet...
Set 2 - that same kind of energy is present during Loose Lucy, easily my favorite highlight of the night. I'e heard this one a lot from this year, and it's pretty much impossible NOT to enjoy it in any context, but coming in as the third song of the 2nd set, with this AUD sound there's something giddy-good about it.
Subject: great recording
The first set is quite entertaining. Half-Step, MAMU and China Cat rip.
For Loose Lucy see 3/28 which also features my favorite Half-Step (and a wistful Stella).
Subject: ditto Mu-tron
Subject: Turn to 11
Great recording - sounds best on 11.
Subject: track numbers
2Me & My Uncle
4The Race is On
5Brown Eyed Women
6Looks Like Rain
7Don't Ease Me In
9China Cat Sunflower->
10Know You Rider
11Around & Around
12Playin' In The Band
17The Other One->
20Me And Bobby McGee
Subject: Nice find!
Subject: G.D.at their finest
Subject: Raw Dawgs
barring that -- friggin PHAT!
Great aud tape - raw...hard and tight
5's and nothing but
Subject: Excuse me...
Love this concert.
Subject: Who needs SBDs?
Subject: Doesn't get any better than this!
Subject: Great jamming! An all-time great Playin' (IMHO)
When I arrived at this concert, I had heard many of the then extent dead albums, and my only exposure to their extended improvising was in Live/Dead and Live in Europe (Truckin... Morning Dew). But nothing prepared me for what I was to experience on July 1, 1973.
Having dosed up (!) immediately prior to arriving at the Amphitheatre, I enjoyed the first set. However, I was really waiting for the extended jams, like those I'd heard on Live/Dead and Live in Europe.
Well, the 2nd set opened with Playin in the Band. None of my previous music-listening experiences prepared me for the jam that was to ensue! It was like a whole new musical world opened up before me. It was one of the greatest highs of my life. And then ... the rest of that incredible second set, culminating with a tremendous Other One!
All of these years I've wondered if it was really as good as I remember.
And now, after all these years, I find such a beautiful recording of that very concert (I'm referring to the AUD recording)! So, I downloaded the second set, turned down the lights and relived that experience. I couldn't believe how great it sounds -- especially the jamming in PITB -- I think among the best versions that I've come to hear!
I thought I'd never hear that great music again. I'm tremendously grateful to those wonderful people who made this resource possible and available (including whoever made this wonderful AUD recording)! THANK YOU!!
Subject: Best Playin' ever?
Subject: Aud World
Subject: Nice 73 aud
Not the most essential 73 show, but definitely worth a listen.
Subject: Decent Show, Excellent Sound
Subject: beefy loose lucy
Subject: best audience tape of the early 70s
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